If you wanna stay safe and look out for what’s happening at your place when you are not around, then WiFi connected security cameras would be the way to go. A strong and affordable security system for your house. Down below we have listed down some of the Best budget security cameras that you can get your hands on for a couple of bucks:
• LG Smart Security Wireless Camera LHC5200WI:
This camera is perfect for apartment holders, house owners and renters. It provides professional monitoring without having to sign up any agreement or pay for professional installation. This device is fairly simple to use and you can install it in a small amount of time.
You can connect it via WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, Z wave and can also be paired up with Amazon Alexa. It records videos and captures images at full HD with a resolution of 1080p. The camera has its very own mobile app and you can receive notifications on Email, Calls and Push. The Field view on this device is 130 degrees and supports digital zoom, night vision and two-way audio.
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The only con of the device is that it requires cloud subscription to view your videos and Canopy subscription to unlock more features.
• Canary All In One Home Security Device:
The Canary All In One Home Security Device is a motion sensor camera and is equipped with other multiple sensors. It starts recording whenever it detects motion and you are notified via an app on your mobile so you can see real time HD streaming. It also detects temperature change, humidity level or any other atmosphere change.
The sensor on the device records video at 1080p and has a Field view of 147 degrees. The only connectivity available is via WiFi. It supports night vision, tilt and pan.
The device only provides 12 hours of free video streaming after that you will have to subscribe for cloud storage. It also does not support two-way audio.
• Netgear Arlo Pro:
The Netgear Arlo Pro is a great, completely wireless surveillance camera. It is slightly expensive compared to other budget cameras but performs very well. It has a loud siren, a base station and USB connectivity to save your videos locally on an external drive so you don’t have to pay for expensive cloud subscriptions.
The camera offers great video quality and connectivity support, you can connect it with almost any of your smart devices. The field view of this device is 130 degrees. It supports night vision, alarm, digital zoom, two-way audio, pan and tilt.
• Zmodo Pivot:
Zmodo Pivot is one of the most inexpensive security cameras that you can get your hands on. It is equipped with all sensors that you get on more expensive cameras like the motion sensor, temperature sensor, humidity sensor and window or door sensor.
The device can be connected via WiFi and Bluetooth. It records video at 1080p and provides a Field view of 135 degrees. It supports digital zoom, night vision, pan and two-way audio.
• SkyBell HD WiFi Video Doorbell:
The SkyBell HD WiFi Video Doorbell is a major improvement over its predecessor The Sky Buzzer. This camera is very responsive and is one of the most popular security cameras in the doorbell category.
The camera has full HD resolution of 1080p and is armed with multiple sensors. It offers free video storage and can be integrated with Google’s Nest and Amazon Alexa. This device is armed up with a couple of sensors.
The only two Cons of the device are that it can only be connected via WiFi and does not support Web interface.
• Salient Eye:
Salient Eye (Android) is a DIY home security camera system for those who do not have any money to spend on the security system. You just need to have an old Android phone with Android version 2.2 or above and the SalientEye Home Security Alarm installed on it which you can get for free on Google Play Store.
The app is very simple to use, it turns your Smartphone into a security camera which you can place anywhere. The app features Alarm which can only be turned off by entering your secret four digit code. You need to register an account using your email and all the videos will be uploaded for free on your account.
It senses motion and triggers the siren and starts recording. The video quality is not great but you can’t complain as you are getting everything for free.
The Homeboy is a decent priced home security camera with the basic setup. The most important feature of this device is that it lasts for more than a month on a single charge whichever makes possible to mount your camera anywhere you want. It got a very minimalistic feel to it.
The device has a built-in siren and records videos in HD and provides 30 days free cloud storage. It has its very own IFTTT channel. The camera is said to start recording pass 500 milliseconds after it detects motion. The major down points of the device are that it does not feature live streaming and the built quality is very cheap.
• Nest Cam IQ:
The Nest Cam IQ is an indoor security camera developed by Nest Labs. It is a pretty advanced camera which features facial recognition and uses Supersight automatic zooming and tracking technology to identify the person and match the image to pictures in your gallery.
It also features motion and sound detection, records videos at 1080p and captures images at a high resolution of 4K. The Field of view is of standard 130 degrees and supports digital zoom night vision and two-way audio.
The subscription packages for this device are pretty expensive and it can only be connected via WiFi.